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Saturday
Sep132008

Good luck, Pakistan!

I'm a little confused here. Someone straighten me out. Russia invades Georgian territory to protect its citizens from Georgian military attacks. Bad thing. The Evil Empire up to its tricks again. The USA makes raids across the border into Pakistan from the semi-occupied Afghan state. Necessary thing to quell terrorist unrest in the region.

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Tuesday
Sep092008

Losing my religion (1)

I'm probably a little slow to the races on this subject. It has taken a lot of study and heart searching over the last couple of years to arrive at my current state, which is somewhere between "recovering fundamentalist" and "reverential agnostic." I've spent a lot of time studying Dawkins too, a fine and elegant writer, with an appealing streak of humility, at times. Some of the other New Atheists, however, seem to be little more than fundamentalists themselves, absolutely intolerant of views that differ from their own on subjects about which there can be no certainty.

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